Ted Cruz just won the Republican primary in Texas, meaning he's the next US Senator from there. His reputation is: very smart, very conservative. But I wonder--Texas agriculture is often beset by disaster, as witness the drought last year. Not sure what its status is this year, but I'd be willing to bet during his 6 year term in office Texas will have some agricultural disasters. And of course Texas ranching/farming is part of the self-image of Texas (all hat, no cattle, etc. etc.)
The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper, so I was struck this morning by a piece from a Heritage thinker, who picks up EWG's populist viewpoint on crop insurance. Big corporations profit at taxpayer expense.
So my prediction: at some point down the line Sen. Cruz will have to decide between his principles, as represented in the Heritage piece, and his constituents, who will need either crop insurance or a livestock disaster program.